Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and hit four key free throws in the final 32 seconds as California beat Arizona State 48-43 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament.
Maurice Jones scored 16 points, Alex Stepheson added 14 points and 16 rebounds in a strong low-post game, and Southern California advanced to the Pac-10 tournament semifinals Thursday with a 70-56 victory over California.
Layshia Clarendon scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to help California pull away for a 58-48 win over Washington on Wednesday night in the first round of the Pac-10 tournament.
Jeremy Green scored 25 points and Dwight Powell and Anthony Brown added 11 each for No. 8 seed Stanford (15-16).
California guard Allen Crabbe was picked as top freshman in the Pac-10 Conference on Monday, one of the league’s key basketball awards.
No. 2 Stanford capped a second straight unbeaten run through the Pac-10 Conference with a 75-51 victory over rival California on Thursday night.
He knows there will be a ton of pressure and pageantry that will follow him next fall as the presumptive Heisman Trophy favorite, a year after being the runner-up to Cam Newton for college football’s most prestigious award.
Ariel Thomas scored 21 points as Oregon snapped a four-year, 10-game losing streak to California with a 60-46 victory on Thursday night.
Sarah Boothe scored 16 points, Kayla Pedersen had 13 and No. 2 Stanford clinched a share of its 11th straight Pac-10 title with a 73-37 win over Oregon State on Thursday night.
Oregon State outscored Stanford 13-5 in the last 2:18 to claim an 87-80 win at Gill Coliseum on Thursday night.